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What's On Tap in Chicago This Weekend: April 23-25, 2021

Make the most out of your weekend by checking out all the events, attractions, and sports games happening in Chicago from April 23-25.
Chicago Events this weekend


Art on theMART

Art of theMart Chicago

Photo: Obscura Digital

Last summer, Merchandise Mart was used as a giant projection screen to display all kinds of visual art at night. It was such a hit that they brought it back again this year. Be sure to check it out as it opens this weekend!

Museum of Science and Industry: Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

The Museum of Science and Industry has finally reopened. With the museum’s return comes a new exciting exhibit centered around the world of Marvel. When the exhibit was announced, I wrote an article outlining some of the details, which can be found below:

The Office Pop-up Bar

the office

Photo: Jaclyn Rivas

Replay Lincoln Park has been known as a popular arcade bar. They are also known for their famous pop-up themes they host in the back bar. For the month of April, it is transforming into Dunder Mifflin. Be sure to check it out if you are a fan of The Office!

  • Location: 2833 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Chicago

Immesrive Van Gough Chicago


A breathtaking perspective of Van Gogh’s works, this digital art exhibition has already captivated cities around the globe. This experience opened on February 11th and will run through September 6th due to popular demand. Get your tickets now because this world-class exhibit is selling quickly!

  • Location: 108 W. Germania Pl, Chicago, IL
  • Price: $39.99 for adults and $24.99 for children 16 and under
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The ‘Friends’ Experience Chicago

The 'Friends' Experience Chicago | The Shops at Northbridge | Things to do in Chicago

Photo: Marc Berry

Ever wonder what it would be like to be on the set of the TV show, Friends? Be sure to check out this pop-up celebrating the 25th anniversary of the show to do just that! There are 12 rooms full of multiple photo opportunities. While this experience does cost $35, a portion of the proceeds will go to Chicago community charities.

Monet Chicago

Now through June 14th, the Art Institute is hosting an exhibit on Monet.





Dates: Friday 04/23 and Saturday 04/24 Doors open at 6pm

Location: Seatgeek Stadium, 7000South Harlem Ave. Bridgeview, IL

Future Concerts

Concert dates have finally been announced for Wrigley Field this summer. Check the article below to see who’s coming to town!

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Sporting Events

Here are all the sporting events involving Chicago-affiliated teams taking place this weekend. Only the Cubs and White Sox will host fans in attendance, so please enjoy the others from your couch.


Bulls (25-34) vs. Heat (31-28)

Bulls Cavaliers

Photo: ChicagoBulls/Twitter

  • at Heat: Saturday 4/24 at 7:00 PM on NBC Sports Chicago

The Bulls have won three of their last four games even with Zach LaVine being sidelined due to COVID protocols. After beating the Hornets Thursday night, they head to South Beach to play the Heat on Saturday. Check out the Bulls On Tap podcast to get ready for this weekend’s game and head to the Bulls tab here at On Tap Sports Net for further analysis throughout the NBA season.


Blackhawks (22-20-5) vs. Predators (25-21-2)

  • vs. Predators: Friday 4/23 at 7:00 PM on NBC Sports Chicago
Brandon Hagel Blackhawks

Photo: CHASE AGNELLO-DEAN/Getty Images

The Blackhawks kept their playoff hopes alive by completing an exhilarating comeback from three goals down in the third period against the Predators on Wednesday night. They face Nashville for the third consecutive time on Friday night at the United Center as they look to further tighten the race for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Central Division. Check out the Blackhawks tab here at On Tap Sports Net and tune in to the Four Feathers Podcast to stay up to date on the Blackhawks this year.


White Sox (9-9) vs. Rangers (9-10)

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  • Friday 4/23 at 7:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago
  • Saturday 4/24 at 6:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago
  • Sunday 4/25 at 1:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago

The White Sox return home after an abbreviated road trip to Boston and Cleveland. Outfielder Billy Hamilton returned from the injured list today, so the South Siders will have some additional outfield depth in tow as they look to surge above .500 for the first time this season. If you're heading out to the ballpark, make sure to check out our guide of restaurants, bars, and attractions surrounding Guaranteed Rate Field.

For baseball analysis and commentary from a South Side perspective, check out the Sox On Tap podcast.

Cubs (10-9) vs. Brewers (11-7)

Chicago Cubs

Photo: John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune

  • Saturday 4/24 at 1:20 PM on Marquee Network
  • Sunday 4/25 at 1:20 PM on Marquee Network

The Cubs clobbered the Brewers to open the three-game series on Friday afternoon. See what the rest of the weekend has in store as the two NL Central rivals battle it out twice more. Tune in to the Cubs On Tap podcast for further commentary on the North Siders.


Fire (0-0-1) vs. Atlanta United (0-0-1)

Chicago Fire FC Season Preview

Photo: ChicagoFire/Twitter

The Fire opened their regular season last Saturday with a draw. Now, they head down south to face Atlanta United in their first road match of the year. Be sure to check out the Chicago Fire tab for Chicago soccer coverage all year.

That will wrap things up for this edition of What’s On Tap in Chicago This Weekend. As you can see, there’s plenty to do in and around Chicago, so don’t let the ongoing pandemic get you down! Be sure to check back weekly for future events.

As always, drop a comment if there is something you think we should add to the list for this weekend or any upcoming ones!